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Making Music and Making Friends  at Joy of Music  ~  June 24 to August 8, 2019

We invite you to celebrate summertime making music and making friends at Joy of Music.  Summer is an ideal time to build on what you are already doing in music or to start something new.  In putting together the summer schedule we are  mindful that many students come to JOMP after camp and  work.  Classes and ensembles meet for 7 weeks unless otherwise noted.  We are happy to accommodate family vacations in the scheduling and billing of private lessons, provided you tell us in advance which week(s) you’ll be away so teachers can plan their schedules.

Joy of Music’s original purpose of giving young children a joyful and solid foundation for life-long musical growth, regardless of income, is still at the heart of the vital and thriving community music school that now serves people of all ages.  Whether you are a beginner or have been playing for many years, being a student at JOMP means being part of a warm and supportive community of students and teachers.  Our outstanding faculty is dedicated to helping you develop the skills that will enable you to express yourself through music, whatever your goals may be.  Music also gives us a powerful way of connecting with each other.  The school has been described as a magnet, whose dynamic energy draws students from Worcester and over 50 surrounding cities and towns, creating a musical community that reflects the rich diversity of the greater Worcester area.  We hope you will make music and JOMP an important part of your summer!

     Wendy Webster Ardizzone

~  A Note from our  Executive Director ~ Academic Year 2018/19

Joy of Music’s original purpose of giving children a joyful and solid foundation for life-long musical growth is still at the heart of the vital and thriving non-profit community music school that now serves people of all ages.   A testament to the outstanding work of our faculty over the past 32 years is the large number of students who start at JOMP as young children and continue to study here through high school (see photos to the right).  Adults also find that the school is an ideal place to study, whether they are learning to play an instrument for the first time or are already accomplished musicians who have the desire to keep music as a balancing force in their lives.  We hope you and your family will join us at this very exciting time in our history.  You will experience a musical kinship among our teachers and our students, who are studying music for the love of it and for the joy it brings to their lives.

    Wendy Webster Ardizzone

Music and JOMP are still an important part of these kids’ lives.  The top ensemble photo was taken eight years ago. The bottom photo was taken in November of 2017.  The five string players are now members of the JOMP Youth Orchestra.  The two girls sitting are now pianists.  Faculty member Ralph Metcalf is still giving young string players a masterful start to their ensemble experience. 

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